Press Enter / Return to begin your search.

Idris Elba signs MOU with government of Sierra Leone to develop Bonthe Island | The Sierra Leone Telegraph

Abdul Rashid Thomas, The Sierra Leone Telegraph he Government of Sierra Leone and Sherbro Alliance Partners – a development company owned by film actor Idris Elba and Sierra Leonean entrepreneur – Siaka Stevens, have today 30th September 2019, announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in New York, to establish a strategic public-private partnership aimed at developing Sherbro Island as a city and an economic powerhouse. Sherbro Island is located on the southern coast of Sierra Leone, and has tremendous tourism and fishing potential. According to today’s announcement, when developed, Sherbro Island City will serve as an engine […]

Read More

Sister Cities: The Connection between Charleston and Freetown, Sierra Leone | South Carolina Public Radio

Victoria Hansen, South Carolina Public Radio Freetown mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr (left to right with International African American Museum CEO Michael Boulware Moore. VICTORIA HANSEN/SC PUBLIC RADIO Featured Image in a brightly colored, patterned dress and wearing stylishly large, black rimmed glasses, 51 year-old Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr flashes the most fantastic smile. The mayor of Freetown, Seirra Leone in West Africa has travelled more than 4,000 miles to visit Charleston and South Carolina’s Sea Islands. She must be exhausted. Yet she glows with warmth and enthusiasm. “We’re family,” she tells an audience gathered inside the Frissell Community House at the Penn Center […]

Read More

Who Is Frances Tiafoe? Federer Sure Found Out | The New York Times Frances Tiafoe, a 19-year-old from Hyattsville, Md., pushed Roger Federer, a 19-time Grand Slam champion, deep into a fifth set in the first round of the United States Open on Tuesday night under the roof of Arthur Ashe Stadium before losing, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1, 1-6, 6-4.

Frances Tiafoe, a 19-year-old from Hyattsville, Md., pushed Roger Federer, a 19-time Grand Slam champion, deep into a fifth set in the first round of the United States Open on Tuesday night under the roof of Arthur Ashe Stadium before losing, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1, 1-6, 6-4.

Read More

Sierra Leone Mudslides Unlikely to Leave Survivors, Rescuers Say | The New York Times DAKAR, Senegal — Rescuers in Sierra Leone’s capital said on Friday that it was unlikely any of the hundreds of people buried in mudslides this week were still alive, after torrential rains that hit the country’s capital left more than 400 people dead.

DAKAR, Senegal — Rescuers in Sierra Leone’s capital said on Friday that it was unlikely any of the hundreds of people buried in mudslides this week were still alive, after torrential rains that hit the country’s capital left more than 400 people dead.

Read More

Once Time’s ‘Person of the Year,’ an Ebola fighter dies in childbirth due to stigma of virus – The Washington Post As the chaos and tragedy of the Ebola outbreak engulfed parts of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea in 2014, a more insidious ill took root: distrust of all who had come into contact with the disease.

As the chaos and tragedy of the Ebola outbreak engulfed parts of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea in 2014, a more insidious ill took root: distrust of all who had come into contact with the disease.

Read More